LACA – The School Food People – has today written to Rt. Hon Michael Gove and Gavin Williamson outlining their support to feed those who require free school meals, key workers and the wider 1.5 million vulnerable adults through our supply chain.
The Covid-19 crisis could result in large supplies of wholesale food going to waste, which is why LACA support the call to deliver food to schools nationwide in order to ensure that anyone who needs to be fed, receives the food they need.
LACA has highlighted how children and families should not be given the additional pressure of finding food in supermarkets, which not only conflicts with the government’s advice around social distancing, but also the unavailability of supply when they reach the supermarket.
LACA believes that providing money to families is not the issue here – instead we need to focus on getting the ready supplies of food in the wholesale network to hungry children and local vulnerable people. Their solution supports this and ensures that otherwise good food that cannot be used through the retail system does not go to waste.
LACA and its members have the facilities, the staffing resource and the food supply network in place to assist the Government during this crisis